PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Michael Cerveris, Julia Murney, Annie Golden, "Joe Iconis & Family" Pick Favorite Holiday Tunes
20 Dec 2013
Lorinda Lisitza: "This Christmas" (Donny Hathaway). It's a little-known fact that I actually appear on a Christmas album called "Miracle" by my friend Stefano, which you can get at Amazon, etc. It's loaded with original Christmas tunes and some covers… and, boy, did we go crazy. From a sexy duet, to some of the most Jim Steinman-like arrangements ever invented… But, one of my favorite X-mas tunes is Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas." The horns! The vocals! It's perfection and always makes me smile.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.